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Transitioning

Coming home from a deployment or separating from the military, can bring new struggles. Transition from deployment or out of service, these resources will provide information on programs, services, and other transitioning assistance on topics such as mental health and disabilities, lifestyle coaching, and other related information.

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Afterdeployment
 Offers wellness resources for the military community.
Agape Foundations Inc.
Offers lifestyle coaching, consumer credit counseling, housing assistance, support groups, job assistance, and much more.
American Legion
Awards cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for membership; Offers scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs.
America’s Heroes At Work
Educates employers about signs/symptoms of combat PTSD and TBI and how to support warriors who need assistance; sponsored by DOL.
AMVETS
Provides direct representation when filing for benefits with VA, at no cost to the veteran; Awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters, and grandchildren.
Blind Rehabilitation Service
Provides technology to regain independence and return to full activity; approved technology required by veterans is provided by VA Prosthetics Service at no cost.
Boots to Business—From Service to Startup
Introduces and trains transitioning veterans, service members, and their spouses on business ownership.
Brave Heart Veterans
Provides veterans and families in the Southeastern U.S. with web-based coping resources, such as anonymous online self-screening tools and a local resource finder.
Braveminds
Provides programs, resources, and supportive communities for caregivers and families of military personnel and veterans who have sustained a TBI or PTSD.
Career One Stop
Offers information on unemployment benefits, re-employment, and career assistance; sponsored by DOL.
Coming Home Project
Offers community-building experiences; workshops are free and confidential; offers travel and lodging scholarships.
Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center
Distributes booklet: Talking With Children About Moderate or Severe TBI; provides informational guides for returning back to school with a TBI.
eBenefits
Offers a central location for veterans, service members, and their families to research, find, access, and manage benefits and personal information.
Guardian Angels Soldiers Pet
Reunites pets with their owners after a deployment or for any emergency or hardship impacting their ability to retain their pet ownership rights.
Guide and Service Dogs
Refers Veterans approved for service dogs to Assistance Dogs Internationally-accredited agencies; there is no charge for the dog or the associated training.
Health Journeys
Distributes “Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal,” by Belleruth Naperstek.
Help Guide
Provides PTSD fact sheet, tips for: rebuilding trust and safety, encouraging and supporting treatment, anticipating and managing triggers, and much more.
Help Our Military Heroes
Provides wounded, ill, and/or injured service member with fully-equipped handicapped vehicles.
Helping a Hero
Builds homes for wounded warriors and offers mentoring, employment, emotional, financial, recreational, and educational support programs.
InTransition Mental Health Coaching and Support
Helps service members receiving mental health treatment make a successful transition between health care systems or providers.
Justice for Vets (Veterans Treatment Courts)
Serves a large segment of the justice-involved veteran population; a Veterans Treatment Court judge better understands the issues that a veteran may be struggling with, such as substance addiction, PTSD, TBI, and military sexual trauma.
K9s for Warriors
Provides service canines to warriors suffering from PTSD, TBI, and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11.
Make the Connection
Provides helpful resources and information about invisible wounds of war, and how to identify, get help, and understand them better.
Medal of Honor Speak Out
Features Medal of Honor recipients who speak out about adjusting to life after combat, particularly for PTSD.
Military OneSource Wounded Warrior Specialty Consultations
800-342-9647
Offers a primary telephone resource for recovering warriors and their families; provides specialty consultation services; access to immediate assistance.
Military Pathways
Provides 24/7 access to free, anonymous online mental health self-assessments.
Mutts with a Mission
Helps warriors train their dogs to become highly skilled service dogs.
National Center for PTSD
Features information on PTSD and treatments, tools for screening and tracking symptoms, skills to handle stress symptoms, and links of support.
National Disability Rights Network
Provides large network of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities; membership organization.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255

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www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

For texting: 838255
Helps distressed warriors find a reason to keep living; connects individuals to a skilled, trained counselor at a local crisis center.
National Veterans Legal Services Program
Offers legal aid referral services.
National Veterans Transition Services
Offers transition workshops to help veterans and spouses adjust to civilian life.
Operation Comfort Warriors
Provides a program dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded, ill, and/or injured military personnel, and their families by providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government.
Operation Freedom Paws
Offers a lifeline to disabled veterans through a service dog (no charge); instructs veterans on training their own service dog; typically uses shelter dogs to save a dog’s life too.
Operation Live Well
Provides tools, resources, and mental and physical health tips to adopt or maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Operation Military Pets
Assists in keeping military families together by providing financial assistance for pet relocation costs.
Operation Reach Out
Aims to prevent suicide among military personnel and veterans.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Assists veterans with spinal cord injury and disease as well as other veterans needing assistance with VA benefits, entitlements, medical care, and other benefits.
Patriot Paws
Trains and provides service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American veterans to help restore their physical and emotional independence.
PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment)
Provides one-on-one support for coordinating rehabilitation needs with medical care and VA benefits.
Prepare to Care (AARP Foundation)
 Includes information on how to get started, questions to ask, and where to find basic resources in the Family Caregiving Planning Guide.
Project Evergreen
Provides free lawn, landscape, and snow removal services for military families nationwide via volunteers.
Project New Hope
Assists combat veterans and their families with the transition from wartime back to peacetime living through outdoor activities, including camps, retreats, fishing, and more.
Project Sanctuary
Offers free-of-charge retreats for six days and five nights of therapeutic recreation in the heart of the Rocky Mountains for veterans, active military personnel, their spouses and children, retreats include professional counseling and classes focused on a healthy marriage and finances.
Prosthetic Appliances
Provides medically prescribed prosthetic and sensory aids to eligible veterans; these aids include artificial limbs, hearing aids, communication aids, eyeglasses, orthopedic braces and shoes, wheelchairs, crutches, and canes.
PTSD Program Locator
Helps locate nearby specialized PTSD programs; search by state or by program type.
PTSD Treatment Help
Helps with domestic violence and PTSD; offers free, brief, and confidential assessment.